Only Mohanlal can give epic blockbusters like Drishyam and Pulimurugan : Jeethu Joseph
Mollywood has been witnessing Mohanlal’s dominance in the box office for over three decades now. Mohanlal has made it a a habit to deliver a massive blockbuster after giving a string of underwhelming movies. Recent example being the epic successes of Oppam Pulimurugan after a disappointing two years post Drishyam. In this two years(2014-2015) Mohanlal was part of seven movies, but none could do any justice to his acting abilities.
But come 2016 and Mohanlal was in all together in a different league. After the critically acclaimed Manamantha, he teamed up with Jr NTR to give Janatha Garage, one of the biggest blockbusters ever in Telugu cinema. Through Oppam and Pulimurugan he once again proved his authority in the box office. While Oppam grossed over 50 crores, Pulimurugan became the first ever Malayalam movie to enter the 100 crore club.
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Recently in an interview, director Jeethu Joseph with whom Mohanlal teamed up for the blockbuster Drishyam, emphasized the fact once again. He said that only Mohanlal could give such massive blockbusters like Drishyam and Pulimurugan. He added that Drishyam would have been a hit even if he had done the movie with any other actor. But only Mohanlal had the ability to generate such epic business. Drishyam was the biggest grosser in Malayalam cinema till Pulimurugan overpowered it recently.
This year Jeethu Joseph will be directing the superstar’s son Pranav Mohanlal’s debut movie as a lead actor. Touted to be an action thriller, this yet to be titled movie is being produced by Mohanlal under his home production banner Aashirvad Cinemas.